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Old 02-19-2013, 11:35   #1
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A Horse Named Sgt. Reckless

Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoil-less rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.
But this horse did something more…. during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers…
What was so amazing?
Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.
Here’s her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=YIo3ZfA9da0
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:26   #2
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:45   #3
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Very cool!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:46   #4
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We underestimate the intelligence, bravery and loyalty of our animal friends. There are countless stories of dogs, cats and other pets who have acted heroically in behalf of their human friends.

I never thought about horses in that respect, but this goes to show that even these animals rise to the occasion when necessary.

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Old 02-19-2013, 18:54   #5
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We underestimate the intelligence, bravery and loyalty of our animal friends. There are countless stories of dogs, cats and other pets who have acted heroically in behalf of their human friends.

I never thought about horses in that respect, but this goes to show that even these animals rise to the occasion when necessary.

RIP SSGT Reckless
Well said.
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Old 02-19-2013, 19:04   #6
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We underestimate the intelligence, bravery and loyalty of our animal friends. There are countless stories of dogs, cats and other pets who have acted heroically in behalf of their human friends.

I never thought about horses in that respect, but this goes to show that even these animals rise to the occasion when necessary.

RIP SSGT Reckless
Yes sir.......... Well said indeed.
I am occasionally in awe of what our animals and friend do for us.
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Old 02-19-2013, 19:53   #7
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The Horse is the noblest of animals.
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Excellent find. Thanks, HH
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